Explore the Digital Sourcebooks

Advocating Classics Education has partnered with National Museums Liverpool to create three interactive sourcebooks, linked to the OCR Classical Civilisation GCSE and A Level qualifications. These include Greek and Roman artefacts from Liverpool World Museum’s impressive collections.

The interactive sourcebooks include learning activities, videos, simulations, 3D scans and close-ups of objects. They can be used flexibly as revision material of important topics, for teaching beyond the curriculum, or to complement the sources prescribed by OCR.

The modules covered are GCSE Myth and ReligionA-Level Greek Art; and A-Level Love and Relationships.

They were produced by Dr Peter Swallow (KCL/ACE) and Dr Chrissy Partheni (Curator at National Museums Liverpool), with contributions from Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson (KCL/ACE), Hardeep Dhindsa (KCL) and Dr Gina Muskett (University of Liverpool).

Phase III of the ACE project is aiming to improve access to Classical Studies in museums and schools, particularly in regions of the UK facing Classics poverty. These digital sourcebooks are one part of that, and we hope that students using them will be inspired to visit the Classical collections held in Liverpool. Because they are digital, the sourcebooks will also widen access to Liverpool’s collections for everybody, regardless of where they live in the UK.

Try out the digital sourcebooks for yourself here. To enjoy all features optimally, we suggest accessing the sourcebooks using a computer rather than a mobile device.

The Ince Athena, designed by Hardeep Dhindsa